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Indir Osmić


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz d.o.o.
Ul. Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Languages Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English, Spanish

Indir Osmić is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. He is admitted to the bar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds a Graduate Lawyer degree from the University of Sarajevo. Indir has also obtained legal specialization at the AU Washington College of Law in 2012/2013 as a Fulbright scholar. His main fields of expertise are corporate law, finance law, real estate law, compliance and tax law.

Indir Osmić’s work also includes corporate finance work, such as coordinating M&A deals with a particular focus on finance structuring and regulatory matters. He has expanded his experience by working as a country team leader in complex regional cross-border transaction projects. Before joining CMS, Indir Osmić worked for the Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Office of the High Representative (OHR) and as a legal trainee at the Municipal Court in Sarajevo. He is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English and has a good command of Spanish.

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Legal 500 named Indir Osmić as an next generation lawyer for 2018 for Real Estate.

Legal 500


  • 7th (2018) and 6th (2017) edition of the Real Estate Law Review, chapter on Bosnia and Herzegowina (The Law Reviews, Law Business Research Limited, London, UK)
  • Top Six Tax Topics Across SEE, issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine
  • 5th edition of The ICLG to: Project Finance 2016, Global Legal Group Ltd, London, UK, co-author
  • The World Bank, Doing Business, contributor in the years 2012, 2013, 2018
  • Bloomberg BNA, VAT Navigator, chapter on Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014), editor and reviewer
  • 4th edition of the CMS Guide to Arbitration, chapter on Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011), co-author
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Lectures list

  • Tax Evasion as a Predicate Act of Money Laundering, panel moderator, VIII Forum on AML/CTF in Bosnia and Herzegovina, – Revicon, ITA, SIPA and Banking Agencies of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, March 2016
  •  American Chamber of Commerce in BiH and CMS, briefing on the application of FATCA in Bosnia and Herzegovina, moderator, February 2016
  • Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., USA, panel: Ongoing Legal Issues Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Facing – Post-Dayton Legal Challenges, organiser and speaker, April 2013
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  • 2016 – Admission to the bar in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2013 – Fulbright scholarship at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., specialisation
  • 2010 – Public exam, Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2008 – Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, Graduate Lawyer degree
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We are proud to an­nounce that CMS Ser­bia and CMS Bos­nia-Herzegov­ina ad­vised on two trans­ac­tions in 2018 which were se­lec­ted as the win­ning deals at the CEE Leg­al Mat­ters award ce­re­mony in Bud­apest on...
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